Sky Sports Zero
Sky Sports Zero
Our commitment to sustainable sports production
We believe TV should be made in the most sustainable way
As part of our Sky Zero ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030, we’re improving the sustainability of our sports productions and working with industry partners to create change.
In the UK and Ireland, we’re raising awareness through the BAFTA albert Sports Consortium, which we jointly founded with other broadcasters in 2020. We’ve offered our production teams carbon literacy training, encouraged them to use public transport and car shares and cut the number of flights they take.
We’ve been working with BAFTA albert on empowering our teams to make editorial content that supports a vision for a sustainable future, because it’s not just about how we make TV. We’ll use our scale and reach as Europe’s leading direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company, to start new conversations and inspire action. We’ll spread the word through our Sky Sports channels and programmes, inspiring as many people as we can to join us and #GoZero
Sky Sports Zero achievements
May 2020 – Sky Sports wins the SVG One Planet Award for Sustainability in Sports TV
July 2020 – Sky Sports become first broadcaster to sign up to UNFCCC’s Sports for Action Framework
July 2020 – Sky Sports confirmed as founding member of BAFTA albert Sports Consortium
September 2020 – Sky Sports announces all Premier League, EFL and Transfer Deadline Day live broadcasts will be BAFTA albert certified
October 2020 - Sky Sports delivers first albert certified Deadline Day
Behind the scenes of our first green Transfer Deadline Day
Sky Sports News broadcast the first 'green' Transfer Deadline Day which was a certified three-star albert sustainable production.
- Actions taken to ensure the most sustainable Deadline Day ever included:
- Reducing and offsetting travel with presenters and reporters using public transport as much as possible
- To help with sustainable travel, some reporters covered a cluster of clubs
- Using reporters who live local to the stories
Encouraging all teams to go meat-free throughout the day.
- All catering was vegetarian
Powering down equipment when it wasn't being used
- All staff used re-usable water bottles and cups
- No single-use plastic
- Recycling all rubbish